This week, you were challenged to an early rise and shine. And shine you did! I hate getting up early just as much as the next person but the lighting does make for beautiful photographs, doesn’t it? I loved seeing your shots of stunning sunrises, impressive silhouettes, and morning routines. Some of you can sure make a mean breakfast! You really understood my tips and tricks for dawn photography and your photos were a true testament. Your talents have motivated me to get up a little earlier and explore the very early hours of my day. Maybe.

15 photos taken at dawn

15 Photos Taken at Dawn

1. Diane Lawlor – I absolutely love the colors in this one. You able to capture the golden tones of the sunrise and keep a little of the cool tones in the snow. Impressive!

15 photos taken at dawn

 

2. Marsha Mood – This was creative! I love that you captured your morning breakfast. This is a great example of food photography! I also love that you placed the bulk of your color {the blueberries} in the lower right hand corner. Nice use of rule of thirds!

15 photos taken at dawn

3. Barbara Berg – This is stunning! At first, I wasn’t sure what the actual object was and I didn’t care! I just love the silhouette and how the sun highlights the plant in all the right places!

15 photos taken at dawn

 

4. Dorrie Stotko - This a great dawn photograph and I’m so glad you were also able to find a little sign of spring! I love the backlighting in this and that you were able to capture the detail in the nest.

15 photos taken at dawn

 

5. Terri Sims – The dreaded morning commute! Does the spectacular sunrise make it any less painful? I think so! I love your creativity in this one.

15 photos taken at dawn

6. Susan Slattery –  I love when the sun is peeks through your blinds. It’s like it’s just begging you to wake up! The simplicity of this photo and the shadows on the other side of the window have me wondering what’s outside. Bring on the day!

15 photos taken at dawn

7. Gail Starr  – I really like your approach on capturing the sunrise in this one. The reflection of the sunrise in the building makes this city shot unique.

15 photos taken at dawn

8. Colleen Richart – Your photograph just proves you don’t need a sunrise to get a beautiful shot of dawn! You captured the foggy, cold morning perfectly.

15 photos taken at dawn

9. Vivian Clibon – Love your use of silhouettes. You captured the branches’ details perfectly. Also, gotta love those golden tones in the background!

15 photos taken at dawn

10. Sheila Kerfoot – I just love how the sun is hitting those buildings on the pier. It really highlights the architecture! One tip – during post-processing, remove the antenna in the background so it’s not so distracting.

15 photos taken at dawn

11. Jann Kostka – I have never been to the desert and this photo makes me want to go right now! There is something interesting about every layer of this photograph: the vegetation in the foreground, the hills in the middle, and a beautiful sky in the background!

15 photos taken at dawn

12. Kathy Morgan-Shanteler - I don’t even know where to start with this shot! From the details on the silhouette to the amazing colors in the background, you really nailed this one!

15 photos taken at dawn

13. Linda Pierce – I love this perspective on the frost. From this vantage point, you were able to turn the frost into an amazing bokeh! I also love how the cool tones in this shot really convey how chilly that early morning was.

15 photos taken at dawn
14. Susan Goudge –  Oh to be at the beach! I love the textures and details of this photo. I can see everything from the foaminess of the waves and the shoreline dotted with shells. I feel like I’m there with you and it feels so peaceful!

15 photos taken at dawn

15. Monica McGuire – Can you say post card? This is a great capture of the Falls! I love how you were able to capture the fog coming off of them. Definitely a canvas-worthy shot! ;)

15 photos taken at dawn

 

Now that you’ve seen them, tell us which photograph is your favorite!

Missed the tutorial? Check out my tips and tricks for dawn photography.

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